/Latency

How Do Video Games Stay in Sync?

tl;dr: "Have you ever wondered how real-time games can keep multiple clients in sync even when there are large latencies between users? How can you see other players reacting to your actions near instantly, in spite of the fact that the communication between your computer and the server is not instant?

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How Live Is Your Stream? Measure Live Latency At Scale With Mux Data

tl;dr: Beta test the new HLS Live Stream Latency metric in Mux Data for free! Understand the live streaming experience, and find opportunities to improve.

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How Live Is Your Stream? Measure Live Latency At Scale With Mux Data

tl;dr: Beta test the new HLS Live Stream Latency metric in Mux Data for free! Understand the live streaming experience, and find opportunities to improve.

featured in #308


Latency Sneaks Up On You

- Marc Brooker tl;dr: "High-percentile latency is a bad way to measure efficiency, but a good (leading) indicator of pending overload. If you must use latency to measure efficiency, use mean (average) latency."

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Page Weight Matters (2012)

- Chris Zacharias tl;dr: Chris was tasked with YouTube page from 1.2MB to under 100KB. When his code went into production, latency of requests increased. Why? He had unlocked users in new geographies that could finally watch YouTube, albeit with slower connections.

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Video Upload Latency Improvements at Instagram

- Ryan Peterman tl;dr: Given upload latency is critical to user experience at Instagram, the article runs through a set of architectural strategies used by the engineering team to reduce latency.

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